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If you're a member of a garden club, horticultural society or similar organisation looking for a speaker to give a talk to your members, staff and others, then look no further than the Garden Media Guild members who are speakers and lecturers.

Members of the Garden Media Guild are either well-known writers, authors, photographers, bloggers, social media influencers, or radio or TV presenters. Our directory provides a list of the most popular talks they give – although they may have more – their contact details and fees.

Please note

This is a service for clubs and societies, provided by the Guild. The Garden Media Guild is not responsible for the speakers in any way and we cannot enter into any conversations with the clubs, societies and speakers concerning bookings, or any other matter, or any dispute that may arise from any subsequent bookings.

How to use

You can either see the full list of our members who give talks – simply scroll down the page – or you can search for a speaker.

If you know the name of the speaker you are interested in, type their name in the search box below.

If you're looking for a speaker within a certain distance of your club or society, type your postcode in the box plus the maximum number of miles you're willing for them to travel to you. You can also use the Speaker’s Home Town/City search box.

If you're looking for a specific topic, type this in the Talk Topic box. A list of all the speakers who talk on this subject will be returned.

 

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Marianne Willburn BSc Virtual Talks Available

Marianne Willburn

Marianne speaks to both smaller clubs in the US, UK and Canada, and large venues such as Master Gardener symposia, The Northwest Flower & Garden Show, Speaking of Gardening, iLandscape, etc. (full list upon request). Her relatable but knowledgeable approach with audiences puts them at their ease and encourages engagement.

Based in: Virginia, US
Distance willing to travel: Internationally and Nationally
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: negotiable

Talks: Garden Building: Exploring the Process & Adapting Big Ideas to Small Gardens Tropical Fusion: Successfully Using Tropical Plants in a Temperate Garden Inspiring Tropical Accents for Containers Storing Tropical Plants in Temperate Climates: Decisions, Tips, Techniques

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Paul Williams

Paul Williams

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Abigail Willis RHS General Certificate Virtual Talks Available

Abigail Willis

Based in: Castle Cary
Distance willing to travel: 50 miles
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: £150 + mileage charged at 45p/mile

Talks: Somerset's Glorious Gardens Somerset Gardens and the Genius of the Place The Wardian Case & Other Bright Ideas that changed gardening

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Nic Wilson MA PGCE Virtual Talks Available

Nic Wilson

Nic Wilson is a garden and nature writer, editor and Guardian Country Diarist. She works for BBC Gardeners' World Magazine and also writes for Hertfordshire Life Magazine. Having spent 12 years as an A Level English teacher, Nic enjoys sharing her love of gardening, wildlife and writing with others.

Based in: Hitchin
Distance willing to travel: 30 miles Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, possibly further on arrangement.
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: Fees from £100 for 1 hour talk, plus mileage and expenses.

Talks: Nic gives talks on a range of gardening and wildlife topics (and is willing to consider suggestions). She also runs writing workshops with organisations such as the Wildlife Trusts. A Talk on the Wild Side: Gardens in the Wider Landscape (1 hour talk incl. Q&A) Four and Twenty Blackbirds: How to Create a Bird-Friendly Garden that Sings in Every Season (1 hour talk incl. Q&A) Unusual Crops: The Good, The Bad and Achocha (1 hour talk incl. Q&A) Nature in Your Local Patch (1 hour talk based on Nic's Guardian Country Diaries incl. Q&A) Wild Writing Workshop (3 hour Introduction to Nature Writing, but can be extended to a series of sessions as a short course) Garden Writing Workshop (3 hour Introduction to Garden Writing, but can be extended to a series of sessions as a short course)

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Katharine Woods MA Virtual Talks Available

Katharine Woods

I am a gardener, garden historian and photographer offering talks on a wide range of gardening topics and garden history. I have an MA in Garden and Landscape History and am studying for a Ph.D. Talks tailored for gardening, history, U3A and business groups.

Based in: Great Missenden
Distance willing to travel: 20 mile radius of Great Missenden, further by negotiation.
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: £150 but with discounts for local groups.

Talks: Talks on gardens, plants and gardening techniques: Growing alpines - includes information on alpine plants, how to build a rockery and other options for growing alpines in any garden) Gardening on the web - (a talk about how to use the internet for garden inspiration, the joys and pitfalls of garden social media, and buying plants online.) Japanese Gardens and Cherry blossom - (an overview of Japanese garden styles and photos from the Sakura season in Japan) Growing sweet peas - (tips for growing great straight-stemmed sweet peas to cut for the home, including sumptuous photos of some favourite varieties) How to make the best use of a greenhouse - (Ideas for using your greenhouse to augment your gardening and to expand your range beyond summer tomatoes!) Get the exotic look - plants for a tropical garden vibe - (Hardy and semi-hardy plant suggestions for UK gardens) Snowdrops: Winter's White Gold - (an insight into the obsession of galanthophiles and why snowdrops are more than just small white flowers) Garden History Talks: The development of an Arts and Crafts small country house and garden in Buckinghamshire - (of particular interest to those keen on the Edwardian era, the history of Buckinghamshire or the development of  'Metroland'.  This talk includes rare photographs from a by-gone era) The Blitz as a Catalyst for Greening London - (how the devastation of bombing created opportunities for new parks and gardens - including some surprising stories of what once lay beneath some of London's best-loved parks)

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Liz Wright

Liz Wright

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Samantha Wright Virtual Talks Available

Samantha Wright

Offering group talks about Bardney Manor and my journey from a award winning show garden to reconstructing the historical gardens at Bardney Manor.

Based in: Lincoln
Distance willing to travel: 30
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Angela Youngman BA Hons Virtual Talks Available

Angela Youngman

Journalist and author of gardening books, main interest sustainability, recycling, water efficiency

Based in: Norwich
Distance willing to travel: short distances
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: £100 plus travel

Talks: sustainability, recycling, water efficiency

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Liz Zorab Virtual Talks Available

Liz Zorab

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